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Michael White

Back to The Routine Monday! We’ll wrap up this weekend with our freestyle technique days with our 3 week registration period starting Monday! For this period, we will have no changes to our COVID procedures. The briefest of reminders: at PAC and Cambridge, your swimmer will walk themselves in; at Fall River, we’ll bring swimmers in; at the Y, the first group can walk themselves in and we’ll bring the second group in. Thus far, none of the facilities are allowing parents in. Equipment A reminder that groups A-L now...

Michael White

As we prepare to get back into the water with a structured schedule, we are going to follow the same procedure we did in October. A quick refresher: Step 1: RSVP or Opt Out (Friday at 11pm-Sunday) If you're interested in having your swimmer take part in practice between January 18th and February 7th, RSVP. That means doing the Event Registration on the website. For this 3 week period, the depost is $50 per swimmer, non-refundable. That $50 will go towards the fees for the 3 week period. If you...

Michael White

Single Age State Cancelled The Wisconsin Swimming Board of Directors voted this week 8-4 in favor of cancelling the December State Meet. For the record: I was one of the votes in favor of cancelling the meet. The motion to cancel Regionals, 12&U February State, and 13&O State failed 5-7-1. As of now, we’re still going forward with those meets. Apparel Order Info Simply Swimming has put together an apparel order for families. As times are tough for all local businesses, we’re excited to offer this as a way to...

Michael White

Upcoming Meets Parents, We’re excited to have a few good meets in December to get excited for. SWAT Single Age Meet (Dec 4-6) This two (or maybe 3?) day meet in Muskego is open to all swimmers. The deadline has been moved to tomorrow; currently we have 48 swimmers entered. This meet will act as a last chance qualifying meet for our 12&U State swimmers. USA Swimming 18&Under Virtual Championships (Dec 5-6) Ben Wiegand and James Werwie will be competing against the best in the nation, albeit remotely. A time...

Michael White

Storm Forecast for October 26, 2020 Burracho’s Team Share Night As Storm continues to find ways to support local businesses and to raise money without trying to wear down the volunteer base, we’ve scheduled another eat out night. On Wednesday night, eat at Burracho’s from 4-8pm and mention you’re with Storm and we’ll earn a slice of the sale. Simply Swimming Order Simply Swimming has put up an order for swimsuits, bags, parkas, etc. Find everything here. Make sure you’re logged into the site to get team prices. Bulk Equipment...

Michael White

Registration #4 Underway Most of you have noticed that Registration #4 is underway for open water, dryland, and 15&O pool time. This registration is for July 13th-26th. There were no changes to any of the registration formats for this one. If you’re currently registered, your last open water was yesterday, your last dryland would have been today; last pool swim Sunday. A reminder that 13-14 pool registration opens tomorrow—everything else is open now. Group D Pool Registration Group D (8:30-9:30A), which has officially become the 13&O Typhoon group, had 13...

Michael White

Simply Swimming Simply Swimming is using Storm as a test pilot for their revamped website. Most of you know that we get a team discount on all TYR products because of our sponsorship. Now, you’ll be able to see the “everybody” price on the team portal when you aren’t logged in, and the Storm price if you’re logged in. Not logged in: Logged in: Right now, the full list of equipment is up on the Simply Swimming page. To the swimmers in the pool now: check to see if your...

Michael White

Registration #3 Update—Minor Group Changes in Pool Dane County’s Forward Dane Phase 2 provided some small changes that will affect the team. For those of you that didn’t sit in on the meeting, we talked on the 14th about the potential changes: Per Forward Dane, groups of 12&U kids are still mandated at no more than 15. Groups of 13&O kids can now have as many as 25. However, adding even ONE 12&U to a group of 13&Overs takes the limit back down to 15. Here’s how they’ll affect the...

Michael White

Parents, I wanted to check in with everyone and give a bit of an update. I’ve been doing Zoom meetings with Wisconsin Swimming and USA Swimming pretty regularly, keeping abreast of the COVID situation and how it will affect the team and the sport going forward. While the situation keeps changing, we’re starting to see how big an effect it will have on us for a LONG time. I wanted to thank everyone who donated money to the team in the last few weeks. It’s such a tough situation for...

Michael White

Dear Storm Families, We are living in uniquely interesting times that are creating some challenges for our non-profit swim team. While we’re able to weather the storm now, we are entering very unknown times. Like many, we have had to make some tough decisions. First, in the interest of saving resources and being mindful of team safety, we are cancelling our annual awards banquet that was scheduled for April 19th. Awards will be announced via social media in the coming month. Also, in light of not knowing when swimmers will...